General Quiz : Dt.13.6.2001 Q-File 23 Qns by: G.Sreekanth 1. At the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics , Arthur Jonah won the bronze medal in the 100 metres clocking an impressive 10.4 seconds . But for what other reason is he remembered today ? ans) First Adidas wearing athlete to win a medal in Olympics. 2. Complete the series: An unknown American photographer , racing driver Michael Bartells , Alexander Mronz , Simply Red lead act Mick Hucknall , __________ . ans) Andre Agassi - all boyfriends of Steffi Graff. 3. " I made him reverence and he bowed his body .... I demanded a chair , but was answered no man ever sat in that place , but I was desired as a courtesy to ease myself against a pillar , covered with silver that held up his canopy !" - who said this on meeting a famous Indian emperor at Ajmer ? ans) Sir Thomas Roe on his meeting with Mughal Emperor Jahangir. 4. Which mountain peak is called Ti-Se in Tibet , literally meaning 'Precious jewel of the snow ' ? ans) Mt.Kailash. 5. Who wrote the following limerick during World War II : " Few thought he was a starter ; Many thought themselves much smarter ; But he became the P.M/C.H and O.M ; An Earl , and even a knight of the Garter ! " ? ans) Clement Atlee - on becoming Britain's 1st ever Labour Prime Minister. 6. He retired from India in 1843 after 25 years of hard work. At first he refused a knighthood but accepted it when he married a much younger woman . He and his wife lived near Hyde Park. He went on to become the Vice-President of the Royal Geographical Society. He died in 1866 and is buried in Hove. Identify the gentleman . ans) Sir George Everest - after whom Mt.Everest is named. 7. He is a member of the band Cibo Matto and in 1998 released his debut solo effort 'Into the Sun'. Identify the person . ans)) Sean Lennon - son of John Lennon. 8. During World War II , after having a stint with the European Theatre this gentleman was content to be posted to Quetta and then to Simla . In 1936 when the Indian hockey team was felicitated by the Indian High Commisioner in London for winning the Olympic gold , he was present as the guest of honour . He was also interested in mysticism and Eastern Philosophy , study of which made him apathetic to Christianity . He also learnt Hindi and became quite fluent in the language. Identify this sportsman . ans) Douglas Jardine. 9. Why was a retired mechanical engineer Mr.William Rouveral in the news in the year 2000 ? ans) He was the person who had designed the Votomatic Voting System - implemented in the US elections . 10. Who , on May 20 1873, received a patent bearing the number 139121 for " Improvement in Fastening Pocket Operative " . ans) Levi Strauss - for putting metal rivets on points of strain of denim pants.